|The Very Reverend|
Portrait bi Charles Jervas
|Born||30 November 1667|
|Dee'd||19 October 1745 (aged 77)|
|Alma mater||Trinity College, Dublin|
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) wis an Anglo-Erse satirist, essayist, poleetical pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet an cleric who acame Dean o St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, hence his common sobriquet, "Dean Swift".
Swift is rememmered for warks such as A Tale of a Tub (1704), An Argument Against Abolishing Christianity (1712), Gulliver's Travels (1726), an A Modest Proposal (1729). He is regairdit bi the Encyclopædia Britannica as the foremaist prose sateerist in the Inglis leid, an is less weel kent for his poetry. He oreeginally published aw o his warks unner pseudonyms – sic as Lemuel Gulliver, Isaac Bickerstaff, M. B. Drapier – or anonymously. He wis a maister o twa styles o sateer, the Horatian an Juvenalian styles.
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- Encyclopaedia Britannica,
Anglo-Irish author, who was the foremost prose satirist in the English language.
- "Swift", Online literature
- "What higher accolade can a reviewer pay to a contemporary satirist than to call his or her work Swiftian?" Frank Boyle, "Johnathan Swift", Ch 11 in A Companion to Satire: Ancient and Modern (2008), edited by Ruben Quintero, John Wiley & Sons ISBN 0470657952